Africa: Startimes Ups Its Game in Africa and Pitches a More Ambitious Vision As the Key Pay TV Challenger While Wananchi Keeps Its Powder Dry

[Balancing Act]London -One of the stand-out presentations of DISCOP 2014 was Mike Dearham, MD of Startimes' Media Department, laying out a vision for this Chinese Pay TV company in Africa. DStv may be large and mighty but it certainly seems that Startimes will begin to give them a run for their money in the years ahead.

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Africa: Breaking Through Africa's Payments Pain Barrier - Lowering Online Mobile Transaction Costs

[Balancing Act]London -For Africa's digital economy to work, it desperately needs an effective payments system that can handle micro payments and with transaction costs that are reasonable. Microsoft's 4Afrika initiative has partnered with payments provider Skrill to offer an answer. Russell Southwood spoke to Nilesh Pandya, SVP Emerging Markets,...